Atlanta people and places

What Michael B. Jordan had to give up for “Black Panther”

7:00 am Feb. 6, 2018

The upcoming Marvel blockbuster “Black Panther” could hardly be more highly anticipated, and early sneak-peek reviews laud it as phenomenal. Starring in the movie was no a walk in the park for Michael B. Jordan, who plays Erik Killmonger, though.

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Lots of us work remotely in bad weather. Why not more often?

12:40 pm Jan. 19, 2018

Atlanta’s most recent winter weather event led to widespread school closings, lots of flight delays or cancelations – and unusually empty highways.

Ahead of and during the frosty precipitation, Georgia Department of Transportation spokeswoman Natalie Dale repeatedly urged motorists to stay off the roads –  “My advice is to take my advice” and stay put, she said during a radio interview with WSB. Although area

Help! All these snow days are driving Ludacris up the wall

9:29 pm Jan. 17, 2018

Atlanta weather is closing schools, delaying flights, causing wrecks .. and driving Ludacris bonkers.

The actor, rapper, restaurateur and dad posted a funny video clip depicting the scene where he is. The place is overrun with super energetic (and talented!) kids, leading him to plead for Atlanta’s school system to open again.

MORE: How Ludacris and Kasim Reed spent the former mayor’s last Thanksgiving in office

What Atlanta’s weather forced Waffle House to do

12:36 pm Jan. 17, 2018

Metro Atlanta-based Waffle House is such a stalwart in the storm that it’s actually sort of an official weather barometer. The so-called Waffle House Index really is a thing as FEMA explains on its site.

“If a Waffle House store is open and offering a full menu, the index is green,” the article notes. “If it is open but serving from a limited menu, it’s yellow. When the

SNL mocked Atlanta’s snow prep and we totally deserved it

8:55 pm Jan. 16, 2018

A few flakes started falling on Tuesday night and my husband started channeling Buford Calloway, suggesting that with winter weather upon us, the safest place for us would be on the highway, in our Escalahhhhd. After we preemptively shot our neighbor, of course.

Yep, “Saturday Night Live” totally had our number back in 2014, when 2 inches of winter precipitation snarled highways and made metro Atlanta a national laughingstock.